Do not allow the KKK to Adopt a mile of Route 15 in Georgia
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Ku Klux Klan, often abbreviated KKK and informally known as the Klan, is the name of three distinct past and present far-right organizations in the United States, which have advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, historically expressed through terrorism. Since the mid-20th century, the KKK has also been anti-communist. The current manifestation is splintered into several chapters with no connections between each other; it is classified as a hate group. It is estimated to have between 3,000 and 5,000 members as of 2012.
Georgia has been participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program for more than 20 years. The program provides advertising for sponsors who agree to clean a stretch of road on a sign posted along the stretch.
"Any civic-minded organization, business, individual, family, city, county, state, or federal agency is welcome to volunteer in the Georgia Adopt-A-Highway program," the DOT website says.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, lists the KKK as "the most infamous -- and oldest -- of American hate groups."
"Over the years since it was formed in December 1865, the Klan has typically seen itself as a Christian organization, although in modern times Klan groups are motivated by a variety of theological and political ideologies," the law center's website says.
Having the KKK being able to adopt a highway is providing them with a good image when in fact everything they stand for is the exact opposite. What will we have next the Adolf Hitler superhighway. Georgia already implemented HB-87 an anti-immigration law that gave the state a bad rep do we want to worsen that rep by having the KKK adopt a highway? No I do not think so. If they want to adopt a highway they can do it under a different organization but not the KKK. Please do not allow them to adopt the highway.
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